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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Drug interventions for families- author: Richard Ryder

The Damm Family in Their Car, Los Angeles, CA,...Image by Thomas Hawk via Flick
It is devastating to find out that a family member has started or have been taking drugs for a long period of time. At first, you may not know anything about it but you begin to notice odd behavior from that person. It could be a family member that you have trusted your entire life. It could be a young child who begins taking drugs. Having interventions can be a good way to confront your family member and try to get them help.
There are several reasons for doing this besides the obvious reason of them not being on drugs. You have to consider that your loved one may ruin not only their lives but yours as well. Many people who use drugs will begin to display behavior that is odd, and soon you will start to think this person has changed their personality over night. You may also start to notice that they are taking less care of themselves, and perhaps losing a lot of weight depending on what they are on.
The other issue is that they could be putting the rest of the family in danger. If they become involved with nefarious characters, you never know when they may show up at your home looking to sell or get money from drugs that the family member has used. It puts the families' entire life into a whirlwind of emotions. Not that intervention will work all the time, but it is a great way to start. The legal issues can come into play and can be devastating for your entire family. If you have a member of your family that is on drugs, please seek professional help before they are put in prison or worse!  Drug Intervention Help in South Carolina
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